what is the rubber tube in puncture repair kits for?

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  • Spesh99
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    I bought a Rema puncture repair kit and there is a small rubber tube in it, I’ve also noticed this in some other puncture repair kits but never known what it was for. Anyone know?

    Jamie
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    It’s a replacement/repair tube for the older woods valves i think.

    Spesh99
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    Ah, thanks for that- I’ve never seen that type of valve before.

    Premier Icon speaker2animals
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    It is for repairing/maintaining woods valves. Used to have them on my Moulton Mini in the 60s and I’m pretty sure on my Puch Hi-Riser in the early 70’s. Not seen em for a long time.

    Roter Stern
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    Rema are a German company and a large number of ‘city bikes’ come with those Wood’s valves (I didn’t know that was what they were called in English actually so you learn something new everyday!).

    Premier Icon piedi di formaggio
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    They are also useful as emergency sleeping bags for baby worms

    Soup
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    Body armour for a one legged spider.

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    You can also repair Schraeder valves with it if you have a valve key, and I think Presta too if they are the repairable kind.

    Premier Icon yoshimi
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    valve rubber – usefull for attaching quil floats to your fishing line

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